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Tef (Eragrostis tef), hay

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 91.7 1.2 89.7 93.2 8  
Crude protein % DM 14.6 3.3 8.8 21.1 46  
Crude fibre % DM 33.7 0.6 33.1 34.2 3  
NDF % DM 56.6 4.2 50.6 68.1 39  
ADF % DM 36.0 1.9 32.1 40.2 38  
Lignin % DM 3.4 0.7 2.3 4.0 7  
Ether extract % DM 2.3 0.8 1.1 3.5 11  
Ash % DM 9.4 2.1 5.3 12.0 12  
Starch (polarimetry) % DM 1.0 0.5 0.6 1.5 3  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.5         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 4.7 0.5 4.3 5.6 6  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.6 0.6 2.0 3.7 6  
Potassium g/kg DM 18.7 3.1 16.0 22.0 3  
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.7 0.1 1.6 1.7 3  
Manganese mg/kg DM 172 76 98 250 3  
Zinc mg/kg DM 26 3 23 29 3  
Copper mg/kg DM 9 1 8 11 3  
Iron mg/kg DM 144 82 83 237 3  
               
In vitro digestibility and solubility Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
DM digestibility, pepsin % 58.5 5.1 51.2 64.8 6  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 61.8   61.1 65.0 2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 58.4         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.8         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.6         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 59.2   57.2 61.2 2  
a (N) % 20.5       1  
b (N) % 33.7       1  
c (N) h-1 0.050       1  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 39         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 36         *

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Boe et al., 1986; Erasmus et al., 1990; McCown et al., 2012; Roseberg et al., 2007; Ross et al., 1927; Staniar et al., 2010; Twidwell et al., 1991

Last updated on 04/10/2016 12:25:42

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